Homage to Reverend Liao Ming, Vajra Guru Sakya Zheng-kong, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, and Vajra Guru Thubten Dargye. Homage to the homa's Principle Deity Yamantaka. Homage to the Triple Jewels of the shrine mandala. Master Lian-xiang, every Acharya/Vajra Master, Reverend, Senior Reverend, Dharma Instructor, Dharma Assistant, fellow school members, along with all the honored guests. May everything be auspicious for everyone.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin Bodhisattva) and Yamantaka had descended respectively into the shrines at Seattle Lei Zang Temple's Avalokitesvara Ceremony yesterday and Rainbow Villa's Yamantaka Homa today. Hence, both ceremonies were very extraordinary. Today, many of the honored guests from yesterday's Avalokitesvara ceremony along with new guests have joined us at the Rainbow Villa. Let us welcome all the honored guests.
Perhaps I was overly excited after finishing my talk yesterday because this senior citizen had a hard time falling asleep. Tossing and turning in bed, I kept thinking, why can't I fall asleep？ I thought about it for a while and it came to me. It was because Vajra Master Lian-bao said to me, 「Old people sit in the back.」 I felt really uncomfortable being called old. (Grandmaster laughed)
Of course, Grandmaster was born with two very short legs. Being malnourished, I just never grew very tall. There is nothing that can be done about that. So today, I am intentionally wearing a taller hat and it made me feel taller as I was leaving my residence. I wanted to tell Acharya/Vajra Master Lian-bao, 「Don't feel that you are very young just because you have a new baby boy. You are about the same age as me！」 I feel that recently Acharya/Vajra Master Lian-bao has been in a very good mood, very joyful, and very happy.
(to be continued)
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